Statewide Impacts of Budget Cuts to K-12 Schools
Original post made by Karen on Feb 18, 2009
Of the $10.8 billion in Prop. 98 cuts proposed, $9.7 billion will be cut from K-12 schools. Here's what those cuts would look like . . .
Shutting down every school across the state for 34 days.
Increasing class sizes statewide by over 50%.
Reducing per-student spending by more than $1,600.
Laying off 240,000 bus drivers, janitors, food service workers, maintenance workers, and other education support professionals.
Laying off 140,000 teachers.
Cutting more than $41,000 per classroom.
Cutting more than $16.4 million per school district (assuming 10,000 students in the district.)
Eliminating all music, art, and career technical education programs statewide with room to cut even more.